New Mexico conducive to foreign visitors

by Grant McGee The Cannon Air Force Base folks had a real good air show a few weeks ago. Thousands of folks from around our region came to see the planes and aerial displays. Some jets were brought up from Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo — an F-117 Stealth and a German Tornado. I […]

Nations R Us a lousy idea

Our current travails in Iraq should chasten those who look at the world, survey its failing, troubled or tyranny-plagued states and are struck by a burning desire to reinvent them according to the American model. We’re now being reminded the hard way that it’s never as easy, bloodless or pain-free in practice as ivory-tower theorists […]

Barbee, Ella Mae

Ella Mae Barbee Services: Have been held. Ella Mae Barbee, 74, of Portales, died Monday, May 24, 2004, at Roosevelt General Hospital in Portales. She was born on April 13, 1930, in Olney Springs, Colo., to Octavia and Frank Betts. She grew up in Del Norte, Colo., and Portales, where she graduated from Portales High […]

Fox’s new focus on human rights could define turm

Freedom Newspapers A report by the United Nations on human rights in Mexico is both unusual in its origins and unusual in the hope it offers for systematic improvement in the way the government treats the Mexican people. The hard part, of course, will be implementation, but President Vicente Fox has recommitted the government to […]

Left and Right agree that order is needed

Tibor Machan Hearing President Bush at the United Nations recently reminded me that the Florida 2000 decision probably didn’t make any difference after all. Sure, I find Bush more simpatico, just because Al Gore possesses such an unappealing personality. But that shouldn’t matter for political purposes. What ought to count is which of these individuals […]

World Trade Organization talks break down

Niko Price CANCUN, Mexico — Talks designed to change the face of farming around the world collapsed Sunday amid differences between rich and poor nations, the second failure for the World Trade Organization in four years. ‘‘It’s over,’’ said George Odour Ong’wen, a Kenyan delegate. ‘‘The differences were very wide, and it was impossible to […]

U.S. has history of fighting others’ wars

By Tibor Machan Since early in its history America has been a world power and has been called upon increasingly by other nations to fight on their behalf. World War I, for example, would not have turned out as it did without the United States’ role in it, and many in Europe wouldn’t have it […]

Lifting sanctions best byproduct of war with Iraq

In a 14-0 vote, the United Nations Security Council voted recently to remove a most oppressive and counterproductive policy that has been imposed on Iraq since the end of the first gulf war. Yes, the council, at America’s urging, has ended the policy of sanctions. Essentially, other nations refused to ship most products to Iraq […]

Abusers sit on human rights commission

By Mona Charen Think back to March 2003. The United States and Great Britain were feverishly maneuvering to secure a United Nations resolution authorizing war with Iraq. The French were just as busily working to undermine any such resolution. Kofi Annan, secretary general of the U.N., opined that any hostilities undertaken without U.N. sanction would […]